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    Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    As I found this on a privat auction today on german ebay, there is no brand name and seller mentioned, just - being from USA.

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/Follow-Focus-...item1e6669f616

    Anyone knows where to get this from ? Looks like a pretty clever little tool.

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    I recall seeing something similar in a magazine----I'll try to dig it up.

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    There are many companies making follow focus adapters. Is there a reason you want this specific one?

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    My first thought was it being an oil filter wrench...
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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    Some company made them for Leica glass. 75 r summilux . I think it is called Leica works
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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    @Graham

    it looks pretty solid, the others are not to cute looking and the system seems to be easy to operate. Depends on the price though.

    @ Don

    tell me the company who makes this for Oil filters and I buy it. ;-))

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Steib View Post
    @Graham

    it looks pretty solid, the others are not to cute looking and the system seems to be easy to operate. Depends on the price though.

    @ Don

    tell me the company who makes this for Oil filters and I buy it. ;-))

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    Stefan - it was a quick reaction to the image while waiting for the coffee to kick in. But it still reminds me of an oil filter wrench - just saying.....

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    Stefan

    There is a follow-focus accessory from Alpa, here:

    ALPA HPF focusing knobs for HPF rings

    When used together with the HPF rings these knobs are a much more "elegant" and very precise way to do it. Above are represented the new "knobs".

    And there is even another solution, when one needs it to be longer, it's to use the "Shift Scale Stick "X" for ALPA 12 XY (horizontal) or ALPA 12 MAX (vertical), here:

    Shift scale stick "X" for ALPA 12 XY / ALPA 12 MAX

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    Hi Thierry

    these look similar like the ones we make for our Superrotators, we also have them in 4 lenghts. Problem is only I donīt have drilled holes in my other lenses and I want something I can put on about any lens without a need of an adapter ring. Also itīs not long enough. Mostly not because of the transmission gearing , but because of the ergonomics if you focus pull from a video fluid damped head (have an old Manfrotto, not optimum but does what I want) so I can focus from below the camera with one finger to be most sensible.
    I donīt like Rigs, we also do a geared follow focus for the superrotators (HFocus) but for most other lenses I need something simple yet efficient.

    And I guess this could be this item, Price estimated maybe 20-30 $ max ?

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    Novoflex make a squeeze-focus follow-focus system (or did before auto-focus was invented)

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    I recall my aunt who had arthritis had something similar... something like this, although this one looks too bulky for your needs http://www.squidoo.com/jar-opener-arthritis

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by wentbackward View Post
    I recall my aunt who had arthritis had something similar... something like this, although this one looks too bulky for your needs http://www.squidoo.com/jar-opener-arthritis
    ;-))) Maybe Iīll use this in some years, at the moment Iīd look for the smaller version...........
    Thanks for the link !

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    Quino

    Thanks a lot - perfect ! After your link I found some more - as this one:

    http://www.diyphotography.net/using-...s-follow-focus

    so it already had been a tip for usage on video DSLRīs.

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    Re: Looking for follow focus accessory - help needed

    I have been using CAMTREE Prime Follow Focus with 15mm Rod Support And i am very happy with this FOLLOW FOCUS, cheap and well bulit. you can check following links may suit your requirement.
    CAMTREE Prime Follow Focus with 15mm Rod Support (FF-PRIME-RS) - Follow Focus

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    CAMTREE Solid Gear Follow Focus (FF-SG) - Follow Focus

    Camtree X2 Follow Focus Kit (FF-X2) - Follow Focus

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